|Harry Hay on 1934 SF Strike - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay, venerable co-founder of modern Gay movement, tells about being in crowd during 1934 waterfront strike in San Francisco, how militia was shooting into crowd, and bullets whizzed past his head.
Keywords: Harry Hay; 1934 General Strike; San Francisco
|Harry Hay on 19th century Remittance Men - Shaping San Francisco|
A short clip from a longer 1996 interview with Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay in which he describes the common 19th century phenomenon of "Remittance Men." They were the outcast, typically gay, children of well-off families who were sent "as far away as possible," i.e. to San Francisco or Vancouver, where they could carry on their lives without shaming the families...
Keywords: gay; homoesexual; remittance men; 19th century; dandy; upper class
|Harry Hay on 34 Funeral - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay describes the scene along Market Street on July 9, 1934 as strikers tore hats from bankers and kept their own security.
Keywords: Harry Hay; 1934 Strike; Funeral
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|Harry Hay on Language and Labels in the 1930s - Shaping San Francisco|
Another clip from the 1996 video interview with Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay in which he describes the absence of language to describes gays in the 1930s. The word "homosexual" wasn't even in the dictionary until about 1939, so he recounts how men in the community back then would refer to each other as "that way" or on a good day as "temperamental."
Keywords: gay; gay identity; homosexual; 1930s; sociology; language; self-reference
|Harvey Milk's Last Words|
Harvey Milk's last words, delivered posthumously, recorded in case of his assassination... excerpted from The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.
Keywords: Harvey Milk; last words; Gay
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|Herb Mills A Highly Skilled Job - Shaping San Francisco|
Retired Secretary-Treasure of ILWU Local 10 Herb Mills gives an entertaining and eloquent description of the labor process of longshoring pre-containerization, detailing how the solidarity and moral cohesion of the men was created through their shared labor in the holds of ships and on docks along San Francisco's industrial waterfront. Interviewed in 1996 by Chris Carlsson and Steve Stallone for the Shaping San Francisco prjoect.
Keywords: longshoremen; longshoring; dockers; dock work; ILWU; winches; hoists; cranes; solidarity
|Herb Mills on Containerization - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of Local 10 ILWU, describes the role of containerization in the global economy.
Keywords: containerization; longshoring; globalization
Downloads: 3,699 (1 review)
|Herb Mills on the Hiring Hall - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes the importance of the Hiring Hall to the culture and politics of longshoring.
Keywords: ILWU; hiring hall; longshoremen
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|Herb Mills on the old waterfront - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes the lost landscape and culture of the old waterfront in San Francisco.
Keywords: waterfront; ILWU; working class culture
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|Herb Mills Solidarity And Morality - Shaping San Francisco|
Herb Mills, retired Secretary-Treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes here the solidarity among longshoremen on the job which gives rise to moral actors, reinforcing an ethical system of mutual respect and mutual aid that was the underpinning of the longshore union during its heyday from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Keywords: longshoremen; ILWU; morality; solidarity; cooperation; mutual aid
|Herb Mills The Old Days - Shaping San Francisco|
Retired Secretary-Treasurer Herb Mills (ILWU Local 10) talks about the "old days" on the waterfront, both from the point of view of the longshoremen who came out of the notorious "shape-up"of the 1920s and found dignity and respect and good wages via the union, but also the scene along the waterfront in those long-lost days... saloons, bars, cafes, diners, peep shows, hotels, meeting rooms... crowded with people coming and going from near and far, a lively and forgotten scene along the "City Fro...
Keywords: waterfront; City Front; longshoremen; ILWU; dockworkers